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UN demands unconditional release of convicted Reuters journalists

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has said that journalists’ conviction in Myanmar was a message that press “cannot operate fearlessly”.

Nicaragua orders expulsion of UN team after critical report

The government of Nicaragua's embattled President Daniel Ortega has ordered the expulsion of a United Nations human rights team, rights groups have said.

UN urges Facebook to ‘proactively’ fight hate speech

The UN human rights chief urged Facebook Wednesday to more proactively address hate speech but warned against excessive regulation, after US President Donald Trump accused tech giants’ platforms of bias against him.

UN accuses Myanmar generals of ‘genocidal intent’ against Rohingya

UN investigators on Monday accused Myanmar’s military of mass killings and gang rapes of Muslim Rohingya with “genocidal intent”.
South African Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu pays tribute to ‘outstanding’ late UN chief Kofi Annan

Former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan will receive a state funeral and burial in Ghana on September 13, the Ghanaian president said on Friday, calling it "a major event for our country".
Kofi Annan, who has died aged 80. Joel Saget-AFP-Getty Images

UN flag at half-mast for Kofi Annan

The flag at UN headquarters in New York is flying at half-mast on Saturday as the intergovernmental organisation marks the death of its former Secretary-General, Kofi Annan.

SERAP drags Senator Saraki, Senate to UN over repressive Press Council bill

The Senate has passed the bill for second reading despite subsisting court case and strong opposition to it.
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UN: Rule of law ‘virtually absent’ in Venezuela

Security forces in Venezuela have carried out hundreds of unjustified killings without any apparent consequences, the United Nations has said in a new report, drawing a rejection from government officials in Caracas.

UN says ‘seems anyone is liable to be shot dead’ in Gaza

The UN rights office said Tuesday it seemed that any Palestinian protesting in Gaza, regardless of whether they pose an imminent threat, is "liable" to be killed by Israeli forces.

Hungary’s Orban seeks third term in keenly-watched poll

Hungarians are voting Sunday in an election that is being keenly observed across Europe, and which will determine whether firebrand nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban wins an expected third consecutive term.

UN: Year of anti-Kabila protests in DRC leaves 47 dead

A government crackdown on demonstrations against President Joseph Kabila in Democratic Republic of Congo has led to the killing of 47 people in just over a year, a UN report seen by AFP said on Monday.

Mexico accused of torture, cover-up in case of 43 missing students

The UN Human Rights office on Thursday said dozens of people were tortured by Mexican authorities and forces in connection with the government’s investigation into the 2014 disappearance of 43 students.

Egypt condemns UN rights chief’s criticism ahead of vote

Egypt's foreign ministry has strongly condemned the UN human rights chief's critical statements on what he described as the "pervasive climate of intimidation" in Egypt ahead of the presidential election later this month.

Eastern Ghouta aid convoy postponed amid heavy shelling

The delivery of aid to Syria's rebel-held Eastern Ghouta has been "postponed", the Red Cross has said, as Syrian government forces stepped up their offensive against rebels in the enclave.

UN: War crimes likely committed in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

The UN's human rights chief has warned that strikes on Syria's Eastern Ghouta probably amount to "war crimes" and that those behind the targeting of civilians will be held to account.

UN wants prosecutions for South Sudan war crimes

A UN rights commission in South Sudan said on Friday there was sufficient evidence to charge at least 41 senior officers and officials with war crimes and crimes against humanity.

World leaders abandoning human rights – Amnesty International

World leaders are undermining human rights for millions of people with regressive policies and hate-filled rhetoric, but their actions have ignited global protest movements in response, a rights group said.

UN rights chief refuses to ‘bend knee’ after US clash, won’t seek second term

The United Nations' top human rights official, a sharp critic of US President Donald Trump, declared Wednesday that he will not tone down his message to seek re-election in his post.

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Lobi Stars coach Ogbeide demands more after winning Super Cup

Coach Solomon Ogbeide has said he expects a lot more from Lobi Stars after the pipped Enugu Rangers to win the Super Cup.

Babatunde Fashola: APC did not promise to transform Nigeria in four years

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Tuesday said though the All Progressives Congress (APC) government led by President Muhammadu Buhari promised to turn the fortunes of the country around and bring about change in different sectors, it never attached four-year time frame to totally transform the country.

INEC removes names of 1,931 dead persons from Kaduna voters’ register

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has detected and removed the names of 1,931 dead persons from the voters’ register in Kaduna State, ahead of the 2019 elections.

Shehu Sani: I represented Kaduna Central to the best of my ability

The Senator representing Kaduna Central in the red chamber, Senator Shehu Sani has said he has represented the Kaduna central to the best of his ability.
Southampton striker Michael Obafemi has made his international debut for Ireland, snubbing both Nigeria and England.

Micheal Obafemi snubs Super Eagles, debut for Ireland

Southampton striker Michael Obafemi has made his international debut for Ireland, snubbing both Nigeria and England.